Friday, May 27, 2011

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WEARS REISS!

...and the dress goes viral. I guess it doesn't hurt to have the Duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton wear one of your dresses if you would like for your line to do well.


After having had a dreamy honeymoon the nicely tanned Dutches choose to wear this bandage style dress  by Reiss Schola to meet with Barack and Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace. Fabulous look for a first social obligation by the way.


If you would like to buy the dress (which actually is quite moderately priced for royalty) check it out on
http://www.reissonline.com/shop/womens/dresses/shola_/camel/

Picture source:
http://www.reissonline.com/blog/the-duchess-of-cambridge-wears-reiss/

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gwen Stefani and Gwyneth Paltrow have a girls night out

Now here is a stylish soirée I wouldn't mind being a part of...
...oh if dreams would only come true!

picture source: http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/top-shots-of-the-week/4835#OmgPhoid=8

Friday, May 13, 2011

Denim jumpsuits for summer

I love, love love denim jumpsuits and I am on the hunt for the perfect one. Unfortunately I haven't found one yet that would suit all of my expectations. The fabric needs to be light, the top has got to fit just right and it has to be easy to wear but classy. Know any such jumpsuits? Please don't hesitate to tell me about them :).





Sunday, May 8, 2011

Faboulista: The Princess Shine

I always love to read about new talent being discovered by amazing fashion bloggers, so I was thrilled to find this article on one of my regularly frequented blogs. Check out this article about an up and coming 17 year old designer.
Faboulista: The Princess Shine: "Earlier this week I came across t his beautiful dress . It has everything my heart desires: a rich and decadent brocade in the softest colo..."

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen

This has got to be the most talked about wedding dress of the season and the bride wore it just perfectly!
The hand-cut English lace, the sweetheart bodice complete with a beautiful satin skirt made this Alexander McQueen gown into the perfect fit for a fairytale wedding. Timelessly elegant and understated, I have to admit it was a pleasant surprise as I had expected something much more pompous. 

The maid of honour was just as elegant but subdued enough not to overshadow her sister, the bride. Pippa's Alexander McQueen gown was a great example of simple yet flawless elegance.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that Philp Treacy's hats seemed to be very big with the royals and their wedding party as a pregnant Victoria Beckham, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were spotted wearing them. For the life of me I could never understand in what setting one would wear a Philp Treacy hat, but if there was one perfect occasion for these hats, the royal wedding must have been it!


 Congrats to the happy couple! 
Picture source:http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/the-royal-wedding-fashion-report-card/4793#OmgPhoid=1

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY: curl your hair with a flat iron

On my list of things to learn in an attempt to pay more attention to the way I present myself is managing to curl my hair with my relatively recently purchased flat iron. Now a straightener might not sound as the best instrument to curl ones hair to the untrained ear but as I have witness at my hairdresser its really does the trick. So I want to learn, and I try and try because it seems so easy to do, right? Well it just doesn't seem to come together for me. I have found some really helpful videos though on how to curl your hair with a straightener and until I manage to actually do it myself and post a photo of it I decided to share these with you. Enjoy! and let me now how you manage to curl your hair with a flat iron, useful tips, videos, or just good advice or bad experiences in general. Looking forward to hearing from you.

For a very to the point explanation and demonstration


For a Christina Aguilera style


For me (and people wit h shorter hair in general)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My new favorite: Ingrid Vlasov

So I might be a tad behind on this one, but better late then never, right? After reading on one of my favourite blogs, highstreetcardigans, about JOY magazine teaming up with Romanian designers and offering scarves designed by them as a bonus for buying the magazine, I just had to go out and get it. (btw I got the  Maria Lucia Hohan scarf and I love it to death ).


As chance would have it on the front page there was Lady Gaga- I gotta say I'm not a huge fan, to over the top for me- and a title about her wearing dresses by Romanian designer Ingrid Vlasov. 

So thank you Lady Gag for turning me on to one of my fellow country(wo)men. I naturally went straight to the computer to look her up and needles to say I fell in love.

First and foremost the caplets caught my eye, and just as luck would have it they are my favourite colour combination: black and white.


I have to say, I was also surprised at how moderately they are priced for designer clothes. So go check out her website http://www.ingridvlasov.com/, you won't regret it, I promise!

Picture source: http://www.ingridvlasov.com/

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Outfits to die for

Pintucked blouse
$40 - delias.com

Mulberry leather jacket
$1,937 - my-wardrobe.com
Jeans
gifts.myer.com.au
Sergio Rossi open toe heels
$760 - intermixonline.com
American Vintage braided belt
30 EUR - welikefashion.com



Max Mara green dress
278 GBP - matchesfashion.com
Theory
675 GBP - net-a-porter.com
Miss KG high heel shoes
39 GBP - kurtgeiger.com
Jerome Dreyfuss leather handbag
$3,190 - shopsavannahs.com
Vintage gold ring
$225 - rubylane.com
Pendant
$17 - amazon.com
Ray Ban ray ban sunglass
$145 - ray-ban.com

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anxiously awaiting spring - Trends to look out for

 

DIY Bib Necklace

I have been wanting to make a bib necklace for quite some time now and I finally managed to get around to it. I must say I'm quite pleased with the result, so I was anxious to share it with you.


In case you are thinking of making your own here is what you will need:
  • some felt
  • lace (not mandatory but it gives the necklace that nice little extra something :))
  • ribbon for closure
  • beads
  • matching thread
  • ideally a sewing machine, but it can also by sewn by hand






I started by pining the lace onto my felt (so it wouldn't move around while I was working) and cutting out two identical pieces of felt matching the shape of my lace.
Then I continued by sewing the beads on the lace by also attaching them to one of the pieces of felt. After having finished adding the beads I sew the second piece of felt onto the first piece and lace, thus masking the back and also added the ribbon between the two felt pieces for closure. I'm quite pleased with the result.

Have you ever made a bib necklace of your own? Would this tutorial help you to make one?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I love jumpsuits

And this little number worn by Angie Harmon is just to cute for words.
I want to have something like this on day. Maybe make a replica of my own? I have to, have to work on my sewig skills. Do you like it?

Felt birthday crown

My baby is turning one in a couple of weeks and I have already started the preparations to organise the most beautiful first birthday ever. 

Browsing the web for DIY party decoration and food as well as birthday cake ideas I came across this great crown template fit for my prince and decided to make one of my own.

I just changed the number the a 1 and added some beads to the original design and of course chose colours to my own liking.Yellow and green seemed like such a good fit as the decorations will sport the same colours to the most part.







If you want to make a birthday crown for your angel all you will need is 
  • two pieces of 0,5 m felt (2 different colours of course)
  • a crown template that you can download from this wonderful blog
  • elastic for the back of the crown to make it fit
  • beads (optional)
  • thread and a needle or sowing machine if you have it







The best thing to do is to pin the template to the felt so it won't move while you are cutting it out.














After cutting out the form in both colours, cut out the birthday number of your baby from the felt piece you will place above so that the one under it will show through.













Sew the two together by adding the beads (or not) and your birthday crown is ready. Have fun making your own!